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Tiger Woods gets everyone in a tizzy with "coming back" tweet

March 29, 2016

With his status for next week's Masters still uncertain, Tiger Woods took to Twitter on Tuesday and wrote the words "coming back." Only, it wasn't what many golf fans were hoping to hear.

The rare tweet from the 14-time major champ had nothing to do with the year's first major championship, but rather the annual PGA Tour event at Riviera CC (Formerly the Northern Trust Open, but now sponsored by Hyundai), which the Tiger Woods Foundation will be involved with beginning in 2017. Woods grew up in the Los Angeles area and his foundation is located in nearby Irvine.

Still, the tweet was enough to get everyone riled up on social media.

On the bright side for Tiger fans, they can look forward to him teeing it up at the event next year. Provided he issues a different kind of "coming back" announcement between now and then.

"This is the first PGA Tour event I ever played, and it means a lot to contribute to a community that has supported me and my foundation for more than 20 years," Woods said in a press release. "I'm committed to playing in my foundation's events, and it will be exciting to return to Riviera."